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Helpful Things---who knew???
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Sealed envelope - Put in the freezer for a few hours, then slide a knife
under the flap. The envelope can then be resealed. (hmmmmmm...)
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Use Empty toilet paper roll to store appliance cords. It keeps them neat and
you can write on the roll what appliance it belongs to.
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For icy door steps in freezing temperatures: get warm water and put Dawn
dishwashing liquid in it. Pour it all over the steps. They won't refreeze.
(WHY DIDNT HE SEND ME THIS WHEN I HAD ISSUES OPENING THE DOOR FOR MY BABIES TO GO POTTY!!!!!!!!!!)
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Crayon marks on walls? This worked wonderfully! A damp rag, dipped in baking
soda. Comes off with little effort (elbow grease that is!).
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Permanent marker on appliances/counter tops (like store receipt BLUE!)
rubbing alcohol on paper towel.
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Whenever I purchase a box of S.O.S Pads, I immediately take a pair of
scissors and cut each pad into halves. After years of having to throw away
rusted and unused and smelly pads, I finally decided that this would be much
more economical. And now a box of S.O.S pads last me indefinitely! In fact,
I have noticed that the scissors get sharpened this way!
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Blood stains on clothes? Not to worry! Just pour a little hydrogen peroxide
on a cloth and proceed to wipe off every drop of blood. Works every time!
Now, where to put the body?
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Use vertical strokes when washing windows outside and horizontal for inside
windows. This way you can tell which side has the streaks. Straight vinegar
will get outside windows really clean. Don't wash windows on a sunny day.
They will dry too quickly and will probably streak.
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Spray a bit of perfume on the lightbulb in any room to create a lovely light
scent in each room when the light is turned on.
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Place fabric softener sheets in dresser drawers and your clothes will Smell
freshly washed for weeks to come. You can also do this with towels and
linen.
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Candles will last a lot longer if placed in the freezer for at least 3 hours
prior to burning.
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To clean artificial flowers, pour some salt into a paper bag and add the
flowers. Shake vigorously as the salt will absorb all the dust and dirt and
leave your artificial flowers looking like new! Works like a charm!
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To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two
of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a
boil on stovetop.
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Spray your TUPPERWARE with nonstick cooking spray before pouring in tomato
based sauces and there won't be any stains.
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Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it Will
keep for weeks.
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When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the
corn's natural sweetness.
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Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead
The throbbing will go away.
IS THIS TRUE? HOW COULD THIS CURE A HEADACHE?!?!?!?!?!
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Don't throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use
in casseroles and sauces. Left over wine? What's that?!

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To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area And
you will experience instant relief.
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Ants, ants, ants everywhere .. Well, they are said to never cross a chalk
line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants
tend to march. See for yourself.
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Use air-freshener to clean mirrors. It does a good job and better still,
leaves a lovely smell to the shine.
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When you get a splinter, reach for the scotch tape before resorting to
tweezers or a needle. Simply put the scotch tape over the splinter, then
pull it off. Scotch tape removes most splinters painlessly and easily.
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Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka
Seltzer tablets,wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and
effervescent action clean vitreous China.
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Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet,
fill with water and drop in two Alka Seltzer tablets.
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Polish jewelry. Drop two Alka Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and
immerse the jewelry for two minutes.
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Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka
Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary).
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Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka Seltzer Tablets
down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes,
then run the hot water
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Makes you wonder about ingesting
Alka Seltzer, doesn't it?
 

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WARNING! Make sure the light bulb is turned off and is cold before spraying perfume on it.......take it from someone who knows.........it will explode if you don't!
 

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Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead
The throbbing will go away. IS THIS TRUE? HOW COULD THIS CURE A HEADACHE?!?!?!?!?!


I am trying this the next time I get a headache.. I'll try just about anything!
 

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Wow...thanks for the list. But use extreme caution on the perfume and lightblub one. Most perfumes contain alcohol which can ignight without much of a flame. I wouldn't risk this.
 

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Good ideas! I have heard and use some of them..others I had no idea!

Here are a few that I also do-

You can also clean your bathroom mirrors with shaving cream-this will keep them from fogging up with steam from the shower.

Another cure for pans that have baked on/burnt food is to soak them overnight with water and a fabric softener sheet.

I am sure there are more, can't think of any right now...

The hydrogen peroxide will remove the blood on clothes, but also the color. I wouldn't do this unless the clothes are white.
 

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Originally posted by tlunn@Jan 26 2005, 01:40 PM
The hydrogen peroxide will remove the blood on clothes, but also the color. I wouldn't do this unless the clothes are white.
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I've done this before and it didn't do any thing to the color. It might be because they had it in a spray bottle and only did 1 squirt. The blood came out and it didn't harm the color of the shirt.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Jan 26 2005, 02:54 PM-->
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@Jan 26 2005, 01:40 PM
The hydrogen peroxide will remove the blood on clothes, but also the color. I wouldn't do this unless the clothes are white.
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I've done this before and it didn't do any thing to the color. It might be because they had it in a spray bottle and only did 1 squirt. The blood came out and it didn't harm the color of the shirt.
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Hmmm...maybe because it was sprayed...I know I used to use hydrogen peroxide on my face in high school and ruined many a night shirt and had a few spots on the bathroom carpet that faded because of it..I guess thats what makes me leery. I am always careful when I am doing Brink's face with it...glad to know it does work for the blood stains though.
 

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Originally posted by tlunn+Jan 26 2005, 02:08 PM-->
Originally posted by Lexi's [email protected] 26 2005, 02:54 PM
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@Jan 26 2005, 01:40 PM
The hydrogen peroxide will remove the blood on clothes, but also the color. I wouldn't do this unless the clothes are white.
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I've done this before and it didn't do any thing to the color. It might be because they had it in a spray bottle and only did 1 squirt. The blood came out and it didn't harm the color of the shirt.
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Hmmm...maybe because it was sprayed...I know I used to use hydrogen peroxide on my face in high school and ruined many a night shirt and had a few spots on the bathroom carpet that faded because of it..I guess thats what makes me leery. I am always careful when I am doing Brink's face with it...glad to know it does work for the blood stains though.

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It might have been that it bonded to the blood or something. I don't know.
 

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Originally posted by Lexi's Mom+Jan 26 2005, 03:17 PM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 26 2005, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by Lexi's [email protected] 26 2005, 02:54 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-tlunn
@Jan 26 2005, 01:40 PM
The hydrogen peroxide will remove the blood on clothes, but also the color. I wouldn't do this unless the clothes are white.
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I've done this before and it didn't do any thing to the color. It might be because they had it in a spray bottle and only did 1 squirt. The blood came out and it didn't harm the color of the shirt.
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Hmmm...maybe because it was sprayed...I know I used to use hydrogen peroxide on my face in high school and ruined many a night shirt and had a few spots on the bathroom carpet that faded because of it..I guess thats what makes me leery. I am always careful when I am doing Brink's face with it...glad to know it does work for the blood stains though.

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It might have been that it bonded to the blood or something. I don't know.
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OOOH....very scientific thinking...he he....
 

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I had to talk my parent's dog in for a shot and got some blood on my shirt. The vet tech saw it and got out the spray bottle with peroxide. They use it a lot I guess.
 

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MY mom used to have a list of like 101 things to do with dryer sheets i dont remember much but i know they take static of tv's and computer screens
 
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